Opening of Grieg anniversary year
The year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of one of Norways greatest and most beloved composers.
The Queen attended the opening ceremony at the Tromsø Cultural Centre. As part of the official programme, the Queen also paid a visit to the Church City Mission and the Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, where she was given a guided tour.
In the evening a reception was held at Tromsø City Hall. The municipality of Tromsø hosted the event and dinner was arranged by the Northern Lights Festival.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.